When I first watched this piece of Boris Johnson propaganda I was mostly struck by how neatly it ticked all of his campaign boxes. However, on closer inspection it seems that it is yet another example of a Boris fluff-up and cover up.
The film opens with Boris standing in front of one of his favourite buses. He begins his crime and gangs schtick as usual, but when it comes to quoting some figures, the camera cuts away and an obvious overdub is put on top.
Before you can even stop to think, the camera's back on Boris and off we go again on a non-stop journey of nodding and shoulder patting.
Now it is hardly a revelation that Boris gets his figures wrong. He has got them wrong many times before on his favourite topic of buses and he will no doubt get them wrong many times again. But what is really interesting is that his campaign should have to cover up for him so transparently, and on his own political broadcast as well.
All of which doesn't bode very well for the future. I can just see him chairing the London Assembly now. Boris sits down and fuzzles through his papers. He starts to bluster through some new announcement when suddenly a hidden voice peeps out:
"I think what Boris meant to say was..."
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